Russell Kirk Whitener

Russell Kirk Whitener passed away at his residence in Albuquerque, Feb. 25, 2013. He was 64.

He was born Aug. 28, 1948 in Cortez to Freida Kuenzler Whitener and Waldo Emerson Whitener.

He is survived by his son Dillon, grandson Cash, and Cash's mother Kate Roybal, as well as his mother Freida, sister Linda Winn and daughter (Sabrina Winn), brothers Robert and sons (Robert Slocum) (Shane Whitener) and Greg and wife Julie and children (Desirae and Taylor).

Memorial Services will be held at the Hispanic Cultural Center on March 7, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque NM 87102, reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vietnam Veterans Administration in his name.